Once upon a Time….two people fell in Love, decided to get married... and so, YOUR story begins! Hello my name is Trudy and I would be honoured to assist you, as you both embark on the next chapter of your life………… your journey to become husband and wife. I am a retired high school principal, born and raised in rural Ottawa west and I call Richmond, Ontario home. I am well respected in the community and have an excellent rapport with people of all ages and backgrounds. I possess superb communication skills and I am very comfortable speaking in all settings. I have a gentle, caring nature and am passionate about family, friends, my work, my interests and all aspects of life. I am an organizer with attention to detail. I am respectful of each individual and supportive to all. I have two wonderful sons and a loving partner, parents and siblings who I share a journey of fun, adventure and contentment. I am confident that together, we can make every moment of your wedding ceremony full of magical moments……where all your dreams come true …………living happily ever-after! - Trudy was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Richmond’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards.
Located in Richmond, Ontario, I am available to perform wedding ceremonies throughout the Ottawa Valley. I am an experienced Wedding Officiant, and I will be happy to discuss any type of non-denominational wedding ceremony you choose. Before becoming an Officiant, I was a teacher, and after I took time to raise my family, I returned to the work force as a Sales Rep for a major food Distributor. I have always had a strong sense of community and remain actively involved in several volunteer capacities. As a mother of four and a grandmother of eight, I am confident that I can bring humour, understanding and patience to your wedding ceremony. I look forward to meeting with you to help create the perfect wedding experience.
Colleen is an experience wedding officiant who lives in Smiths Falls. She is patient and kind and loves a great laugh. Colleen feels finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is such an amazing gift and celebrating your love and commitment is one of the greatest moments in life, so she considers it a privilege and an honour when a couple entrusts her to join them together in one of the most important days of their lives. Talk with her you will not be be sorry.
Rick brings a measure of experience in public speaking and performing weddings. Add a dash of organizational skills with a touch of fun he’ll make your special wedding ceremony exactly what you want. All types of relationships, ethnicities and settings, will be delightfully welcomed as he helps prepare you for the most memorable day in your life together. Rick was raised in the U. S. and has a Master’s degree in Liberal/Cultural Studies from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Rick has enjoyed a few careers, including a decade as a pastor and a stint as a popular radio host since moving to Canada in 2002. Now, he and Elisabeth, three pussycats and backyard full of birdfeeders live in Almonte.
Residing with her teenage children and husband in the Barrhaven area in Ottawa, Jody enjoys the opportunity to celebrate new beginnings through the eyes of the couples she serves. She understands it’s an honour and a privilege to be chosen to conduct and participate in your personalized, spiritual, non-denominational, or interfaith wedding ceremonies. Jody is fluently bilingual in English and French, flexible, easygoing and organized making her an ideal candidate to conduct seamless worry-free ceremonies for her couples. She’s an avid animal lover and enjoys a house filled with, family, friends, light, love and laughter. Jody looks forward to the possibility of working with YOU!
Allison is an active business owner in Carleton Place, where she resides. Allison holds a Bachelors in Psychology (Carleton), a Bachelors in Social Work (Laurentian) and a Masters in Social Work (Carleton). She is the proud parent of three children and enjoys riding horses; kayaking; gardening; likes to ice skate; hike and has performed in musical theatre. She is a cat, dog and horse lover and when not helping couples get married, she’s active in charities that support animal welfare. She is excited to join in your commitment to each other.
Jody and his family have lived in the Ottawa area for many generations and the city holds a special place in his heart. A connoisseur of geek and pop culture, Jody is also an experienced actor, host and improviser. He’s quick with his wit and able to accommodate your wishes for a personalized spiritual, interfaith or same-sex wedding ceremony. He excels at creating and planning events and ensures everyone is having a good time. At the end of the day, he loves winding down in his Barrhaven home with his wife, mother-in-law and young daughter, with a cup of tea and one of their two cats on his lap.
Brigitte is a fluently bilingual professional living in Orleans, and has over 10 years of Wedding and Special Event Planning expertise. Brigitte is licenced both in Ontario and Quebec. She can help you with every wedding detail, with the care and attention as if it were her own special day. She holds a degree in Recreation & Leisure, Event Planning & Design, Food & Beverage Management as well as a Sports Business Management degree. Brigitte is also certified by The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. Brigitte respects and honours all religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds. She is comfortable conducting French, English or bilingual non–denominational, religious or same-sex wedding ceremonies.
I would be thrilled to be your Officiant and participate in your journey to unite love, lives and families. My husband Ric and our two children moved to the beautiful community of Constance Bay in 1990. After several successful years in high tech customer service, I am now a proud small business owner in the community. One of my passions is to play a part in the happiest moments of peoples’ lives and to conduct your personalized spiritual, non-denominational, or same gender wedding ceremony. I would love to hear all about your plans and work with you to make it the most special day of your life.
I would love to have the honour and opportunity to collaborate with you to deliver a personalized wedding ceremony that reflects your style on your special day. I reside in Carleton Place, and I am married with six children, giving me the understanding of family. I have been actively involved over the years in a number of charitable community initiatives, such as the Lions Club and the Cancer Society. Your spiritual or non-denominational ceremony should focus on and express your love for each other and your future together. I am calm, supportive and have a warm presence allows me to perform your ceremony with confidence and ease, ensuring it reflects who you are as a couple, as well as having the right balance of professionalism, creativity and fun for you and your guests.
Julia was recently voted by her peers as the 'Most Popular New Wedding Officiant/Celebrant in Perth’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards.At the age of five, my parents moved the family to a farm in Balderson, where they ran a B&B and sold produce and products from our farm. This created Julia Foley, the person I am today. In 1998, I graduated from Loyalist College with a Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management. I married “the boy next door” and we have resided in Lanark County all our lives. We now live just outside Perth with our Jack Russell, Scout. With 400+ weddings under my belt as a special events coordinator, it would be my honour to perform your traditional, spiritual or gender neutral wedding ceremony on your day. My passion is to ensure dream weddings for my clients come true.
I have recently moved to Ottawa and I am passionate about using the arts as a tool for education, leadership development, discussing social issues, and building community. With a Master of Education, and numerous years of volunteer experience in Jamaica and India, I am someone who appreciates and celebrates diversity. I am extremely personable, open-minded, and knowledgeable, which gives me the ability to perform spiritual, interfaith and same-sex wedding ceremonies as an ally, with respect and confidence.
Marianne sees the need for wedding officiants who are willing to meet the needs of the couple in a caring and loving environment. Marianne lives and teaches in Carleton Place, and volunteers her time acting, directing, and writing for community theatre. If you are looking for someone who is highly approachable and flexible to your needs, she is the right choice for you. She welcomes and embraces all faiths and spiritual traditions. She firmly believes that the wedding ceremony is the public confirmation of your love and should be a true reflection of yourselves and your beliefs. Marianne wants to wish all of you the best for your special day.
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